Written by Toby Wyatt
Posted January 1, 2023
Updated | January 1st, 2023
Location | Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho
We fish Dworshak Reservoir at Orofino Idaho for Kokanee, and the limit is 25 per person. We catch Kokanee year-round but early spring through August seems to be the best fishing in this high mountain lake. Dworshak has prime spawning habitat that allows the Kokanee to reproduce in huge numbers.
The Kokanee are not large and around 10″ seems to be the average size and trolling is the method we use and sometimes we may even catch a Rainbow or Bull Trout. We can combine our Kokanee fishing trips with Smallmouth Bass fishing for even more fun!
Lodging provided by area motels in Orofino Idaho. The one we like is the Best Western Lodge At Rivers Edge: https://goo.gl/maps/piq6ZKNixCw4ABwSA.
Reel Time Fishing also has exclusive lodging, 6-bedroom with views of the Clearwater River, available in Lenore: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6885392?check_in=2023-04-11&check_out=2023-04-14&guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=d25a2b86-2412-4719-b8eb-a27da4898de9
We also have two Fifth Wheels for rent next to our lodge in Lenore for those interested:
Launch point is Big Eddy: https://goo.gl/maps/U9mtgHkMhXfwK1z68